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by LostInCincy
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil
Replies: 82
Views: 14480

Re: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil

I don't know, I think I see where he is coming from. A sharper blade will be less forgiving. A more forgiving blade might allow you to get away with marginally worse technique. That seems pretty reasonable.
by LostInCincy
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: The benefit of in-person shopping
Replies: 18
Views: 2412

Re: The benefit of in-person shopping

It's hard to say how they had this many old products around. I think it's a balance of being big enough to have placed large orders years ago, but not doing a lot (or any) online sales. It was interesting how they would have some old versions, but new ones also on the shelf. I could have bought a fe...
by LostInCincy
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The benefit of in-person shopping
Replies: 18
Views: 2412

The benefit of in-person shopping

I was on the road for nearly a month recently and needed ways to pass the time. I assume this community will approve of my choice to visit all the big wetshaving retailers that I could. I took full advantage of the various cities I travelled to and visited the following stores: Pittsburgh: Schiller’...
by LostInCincy
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Current state of hard soaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3099

Re: Current state of hard soaps

Thank you, everyone, for the responses. This is exactly what I was hoping for. Did I get it wrong in my original post? Has anyone had success with Trumpers soaps purchased in the last year? I used their first non-tallow version years ago for a while with great success. I'd hate to think they haven't...
by LostInCincy
Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Current state of hard soaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3099

Re: Current state of hard soaps

Of course, how could I forget about MWF. Tabac, as well? The impression I get is that a number of people didn't like the AOS scents. I personally hated the Sandalwood, but I found the Lemon just fine and the Lavender was one of my favorite and top performing soaps. I'm not sure if there's an existin...
by LostInCincy
Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Comment on using up products
Replies: 82
Views: 15810

Re: Comment on using up products

Same here, Pete. I have to be honest, I'm amazed how valuable it seems to be. But people want what they want. I myself paid "way too much" for some old Trumper's Violet shaving cream recently. Truth be told, I don't regret it one bit. And now I have plenty to use liberally and enjoy, just as Gary wa...
by LostInCincy
Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A Strange Use of a Shaving Brush
Replies: 6
Views: 1957

Re: A Strange Use of a Shaving Brush

That is really interesting to see. I've seen badger hair brushes used quite frequently to clean woodwind instruments in repair shops.
by LostInCincy
Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Current state of hard soaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3099

Current state of hard soaps

I hate to start a new thread that so closely follows what can be found in old ones, but I thought it might not be the worst time to ask what the state is of some old favorite soaps that may or may not have become less desirable than they once were. I know this topic gets old, but it helps to put a p...
by LostInCincy
Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Trumper Violet, old scent *FOUND*
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: WTB: Trumper Violet, old scent

Sadly, this didn't work out. I know it's a long shot, but I wonder if anyone else out there has some they would be willing to sell for a handsome profit?

Thanks!
Dan
by LostInCincy
Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shave cream recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 3037

Re: Shave cream recommendations

A friend of mine brought back a tub of CF Lime from Scotland a few years ago. I really liked it, though not so much more than other creams to justify the price. I do need to try their Lavender, though, so thanks for reminding me!
by LostInCincy
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shave cream recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 3037

Re: Shave cream recommendations

Basil, I'm so glad to hear you say that because I saw St. James on some sites but didn't know if their quality rose to the level that their name might imply. I took a whiff of AOS Ocean Kelp the other day in the mall based on your previous recommendation and I liked it enough that I'm willing to che...
by LostInCincy
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums
Replies: 28
Views: 5311

Re: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums

To think that razors, blades and brushes have also changed a bit makes the whole process a little more daunting. Blades are one thing that really needed to improve, so that's nice to see.
by LostInCincy
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shave cream recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 3037

Re: Shave cream recommendations

I nearly started a new thread to ask the same question as the original poster here. I've been out of the scene for a while (http://forum.shavemyface.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=55247) and I'm looking forward to trying some new stuff and getting up to speed. I've enjoyed all of the traditional English cr...
by LostInCincy
Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums
Replies: 28
Views: 5311

Re: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums

Thank you, Murray and Clive. Funny that it seems like so many people joined around the same time we did. Because the market has changed a bit, I am going to be asking elsewhere as to what's relatively new on the scene and worth looking into. For all that I wrote above, I'm enjoying mixing up my rout...
by LostInCincy
Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums
Replies: 28
Views: 5311

What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums

7 years ago, I stopped checking in to ShavemyFace. I stopped coming here for recommendations and I stopped adding my two cents to every post, even on my favorite forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps. I started to sell off the impractical number of brushes and razors I had and got rid of the shaving cr...
by LostInCincy
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Amazing, unforgettable scented soap or cream ~your favorite?
Replies: 19
Views: 2567

Re: Amazing, unforgettable scented soap or cream ~your favor

Neither one is made any more!

1. Trumpers Violet shaving cream, old scent
2. D.R. Harris Almond shaving cream, old formulation

Of the current creams on the market, maybe I'd have to say The Body Shop, Maca Root shave cream.
by LostInCincy
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Trumper Violet, old scent *FOUND*
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: WTB: Trumper Violet, old scent

Thanks, you can PM me if you do round some up. I'm willing to pay accordingly for something no longer available.
by LostInCincy
Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Trumper Violet, old scent *FOUND*
Replies: 3
Views: 609

WTB: Trumper Violet, old scent *FOUND*

I sort of missed the boat when this scent changed a few years ago and would very much like to purchase any tubs or tubes that you feel confident are the older scent. I'm not sure if this is an unrealistic search or not! Thanks!
by LostInCincy
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: ***SOLD***FS: Rooney Heritage Brush Stubby 2***SOLD***
Replies: 4
Views: 682

SOLD!!
by LostInCincy
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: ***SOLD***FS: Rooney Heritage Brush Stubby 2***SOLD***
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Sale pending